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Waltheria indica Linnaeus. Sleepy Morning, Basora Prieta, Uhaloa, Hierba del Soldado. Phen: Jan-Dec. Hab: Pine rocklands, marl prairies, coastal grasslands, coastal rock barrens, rocky or sandy open areas (TX), disturbed uplands. Dist: FL peninsula; West Indies; S. and se. TX and s. AZ south through Mexico and Central America to South America; extensive in the Paleotropics.

Origin/Endemic status: Native

Synonymy: = Bah, FNA6, K1, K3, K4, Tx; > Waltheria americana L. – S, S13; < Waltheria indica L. – Fl4, WH3, WI

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Wetland Indicator Status:

  • Atlantic and Gulf Coastal Plain: UPL (taxonomic split from wetland indicator species)
  • Great Plains: UPL (taxonomic split from wetland indicator species)

Heliophily: 9

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